Thursday, April 21, 2011


Jen here. My family came to visit!! I am so excited and have been for about a month. :)

Dad and Mom got a hotel; we invited Sarah to come stay with us at our house! They are only here for a few days. I will try to post some photos of the visit.

Here is my sister on an early morning walk. It is so beautiful here!

More to come later. :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Random House Dinner

Jen here. Roy and I love entertaining/hosting. In our first year of marriage we had a weekly meal at our place with three of my good friends and anyone else who came. It was random, and it was dinner. Thus began the random house dinner.

In our fourth year of marriage we have picked it up again. Praise God for His awesome provision of a house to rent with ample room for dinner and hanging out with friends. Hallelujah!

We invite anyone and everyone, the same day every week.  We have had from just the 4 of us (Roy, me and two housemates) to about 8 people. The most common guests are friends from work, so I am surrounded by chess coaches! Games of chess are common as well as Backgammon, Euchre(my favorite!) and Apples to Apples.

Tonight the guys decided to film a kung-fu chess game, which is what the photos are of. :)


Monday, April 18, 2011

The Troll

Jen here. So I've been posting more often than usual, but my posts are shorter. Why? Roy put a blogging app on my phone so now I can take a photo and immediately write a quick blog about it and post it. Hooray!

Yesterday Roy, Dale and I went to sushi with some friends in Fremont, which is in Seattle. Our friends are moving to Chicago in one month so it was a sort of farewell dinner although we will see them a bit before they leave. It was a good time with good food at a restaurant called Chiso.

Each time we go into Seattle we talk of going more often. A tourist has probably been to Seattle and knows more about its different areas than we do. Maybe we will plan some outings... René and Patrick mentioned something about a giant cement troll under a bridge nearby. Cool, we thought, maybe we will come back to Fremont to see it. And off we went. It just so happened that we drove right by the troll!

Check out the picture! He is huge...and is holding a VW Beetle. Pretty cool :)


Jen here. Last fall I planted bulbs. Now they are up or almost up and I am so excited! The daffodils are mine but the tulips are are from our landlords. :) I love spring!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Green Gardening Fair!

Jen here. I am so into Spring. My hands are tender, my back aches and my legs are sore. Why? I've been weeding!

I suddenly want to weed and plant flowers, bushes and veggies. The trouble is I know nothing about plants or gardening. Ah!

So on I go to learn. Today we are at Bellevue Nursery's Green Gardening Fair. I've had this on my calendar for weeks and have told everyone about it! I'll let you know more once I plant our buys. :)